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Visit us at FAKUMA 2023
We will be showcasing innovative masterbatch solutions for the colouring, stabilisation and functionalisation of thermoplastics at FAKUMA 2023. The presentation will focus in particular on the expansion of products for the various circular economies of polymers. We also boosted our portfolio for manufacturers of thin-walled articles such as bottles as well as for film applications. Visitors to stand A4-4210 can therefore expect to see cost-effective sustainable solutions as well as on-trend metallic effects also illustrated in film samples.
- Expansion of the "Eternity Colours" with further shades on 100 % natural colourants
- Trend colours 2024 in convincing "Design4Recycling
- Product solutions especially for manufacturers of thin-walled articles such as bottles and film applications
- UV and filling protection without benzotriazoles
- White preparations with particularly high opacity for dosages of one percent or more
- Authentic granite effect in four attractive shades
Our research and development work continues to focus on expanding its Eternity Colours. “This concept is based on the inspiration of colours from nature and the environment”, says Dr Martin Fabian, Managing Director at Lifocolor. “We want to create future-ready, cost-effective and recyclable pigment preparations that contribute to close different circular economies of polymers. To do this, we evaluate whether the colourants available are ideally suited and adopt an open, vigilant and professional approach to new developments in this field.” With this in mind, we are designing our masterbatch formulations in such a way that they ideally support both the use and reuse phase of virgin polymers, regranulates and biopolymers.
Lifocolor uses natural colourants
The Eternity Colours include masterbatches in new shades that are made up entirely of natural colourants. The products, some of which are entirely vegan, are primarily suited for use with bio-based, biodegradable polymers. The constantly growing LifoCycle range offers cost-effective, recyclable and sortable concentrates for reused polyolefins (e.g. PE, PP) and polyesters (PET). The products can be used as required on a fully recycled basis for end products made from 100% recyclate. We are also highlighting a purposeful and effective “Design4Recycling” concept shown in the future trend colours from Colour Road 2024 in both virgin and regranulated materials.
Product solutions for thin-walled articles and film applications
We also expanded our portfolio specifically for manufacturers of thin-walled articles that are made using blow-moulding and extrusion processes for example bottles as well as for film applications. Expressive colour and effect concentrates will be unveiled for the first time at the trade fair as film samples for packaging companies or furniture manufacturers.
Lifostab-Content protection without benzotriazoles
As part of its Lifostab portfolio, we also offer additives for UV and content protection without the use of benzotriazoles. In doing so, we are responding to potential classifications of certain benzotriazole compounds as substances of very high concern (SVHC) by the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA). The advanced Lifostab range also includes content protection for rPET on the basis of completely recycled products.
Powerful white concentrates for PET applications
Since the production of thin-walled articles is driven partly by material and thus colouring costs, we are recommending powerful white preparations with a particularly high pigment content for white applications. They are available on the basis of virgin or recycled carriers. Compared to the standard products available on the market, the high-loaded batches impress with their high whiteness. They show tremendous coverage in let-down-ratios as low as one percent. Alongside the economic benefits, more brilliant results can be achieved in the colouring of regranulates.
Authentic granite effect
We are unveiling a new feature for the decorative finishing of polyolefins: an authentic granite effect in four appealing shades. The masterbatches can be used for all common processing methods at temperatures up to 280 degrees Celsius. They lend a timeless, creative and high-quality product design to consumer goods for example from the garden, household, sport, leisure, office/stationery and packaging sectors.